Proverbs 3:5-7

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Trust and Commitment
Proverbs 3:5–7 (NASB95)
Proverbs 3:5–7 NASB95
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
We believe that God is all-knowing. There is nothing that he can still learn because He already knows everything…even the future.
There is no limit to God’s knowledge and wisdom.
In contrast, we human beings are not all-knowing. we lack wisdom. We makes mistakes due to poor decision makings…and partly because we trust more of our wisdom than God’s wisdom.
Since wisdom comes from Yahweh (prov. 2:6), He must be trusted.
In our text, we can learn that we must rely on God’s wisdom rather than human wisdom.
True Wisdom is making Godly Choices. Choices that glorifies God.
Attaining Wisdom starts with:
1. Proper Understanding of God
2. Trusting in God
3. Living According to God’s purpose
Proverbs 3:5 NASB95
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
Trust = firm belief in God
This is in the imperative form , a command, not a suggestion.
With all your heart - God requires all, not half, not partial.
Proverbs 3:6 NASB95
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
All your ways - God is God of all, all your ways must be submitted to God.
Acknowledge -to know, mental awareness by personal experience, to learn from..
example in James..
James 1:5 NASB95
5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Trust in God’s power and strength
Exodus 14:31 NASB95
31 When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.
Further examples of trust in God
Daniel
Daniel 6:23 NASB95
23 Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
The results of trusting in God
Peace and Joy
Romans 15:13 NASB95
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 3:7 NASB95
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Humility is the characteristic of the wise.
Fear - reverent attitude towards God.
Being wise in our own eyes is a Failure to Trust God
Trust in Wealth
Trust in false gods
Trust in human strength
Trust in our own righteousness
Job 8:13–15 NASB95
13 “So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish, 14 Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider’s web. 15 “He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.
May we put our trust in the Lord regardless of our life situation (all of our heart).
Jesus made sure that His death on the cross would create in us a new heart - a heart that loves him and follow him!
Remember, His grace is sufficient for us.